Sunday, October 23, 2016

Updates and Homework

Into to Visual

  Homework: This week we will have the 2nd study guide on sculpting/building assigned Monday and due Fri. the 28th.

 Classwork: Students' in class work of sculpture armatures need to be completed by Friday the 28th; my policy is that any of the in class work we do that is not completed in class will become homework.  Ample time is given if students choose to spend their time wisely.

Principles and Elements

  Artist Discovery Sheets are due weekly every Friday, with a presentation given by each student twice every semester.

A reminder to Parents and Students
  This blog is mainly used for giving periodic announcements as needed and fulfilling homework assignments.  Due dates and changes to those dates are handled through Power School.  Thank you.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Intro to Vis Study Guide

For those who are concerned I fixed the drawing study guide and it is now ready for doing your homework from.
Thank you,
 Mr. Hanson

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Start of the Fall Semester 2016

Welcome, parents and students!  For those who are taking:
 7th grade Intro to Visual Arts 
or the 
 Principles & Elements art class for 7th and 8th grade-

Classes will be held out in the modulars in room 403; there will be signs indicating which room is which. 


>     For grades:  

  You will need to check Power School often to stay ahead of grades and grade changes

>     For class overview, homework, changes to schedule, or updates in how and what we are doing:

  Please feel free to check this blog as often as you like/need.
  I will update this periodically.

>    First assignment(s):

Students will be coming home with a liability sheet that will need to be signed by both the parent and the student (in order to use the equipment for class)

* Students will also need to purchase a few supplies for these classes.  These are listed on this blog under the heading "Pages"- and under that click on "7th&8th grade supply list.").  

>     *I have placed a small participation grade to having the supplies and the liability sheet turned in- due a week from the first day of class to ensure we can move forward quickly.  This is the one time that I will give full points if turned in late.  If you are having any difficulties in procuring the supplies by the given date, please contact me A.S.A.P. to make appropriate arrangements.


Thank you and I hope you have an excellent school year!
Mr. Hanson

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Attendance Policy Changes

Parents and Students,
  For the last year and a half I have been following a tardy policy I had approved by our Logic school lead teacher and our Head of schools which states:
(As it stands, students' are marked tardy after the bell rings, and then marked absent if they are missing for 10 minutes or longer. However, as art students need to gather supplies and tools most everyday in an efficient manner without interrupting or holding up the class jobs and instruction, I post on the board a time deadline that students need to be in their seats and with what materials, waiting quietly so that class can begin. If students are still busy talking or have not retrieved the necessary items past that deadline, I mark them tardy, as they are not ready to start when the class needs to start. Some students have yet to correct that behavior and have racked up a number of tardies. Please remind/encourage your student to be responsible enough to be ready on time.)
 
 This has largely been effective in encouraging students to be responsible in their set up, but has been problematic for accuracy in reporting a student's physical presence.  Thus we have decided that this is a behavior issue and will now be treated as such instead of being marked as a tardy for repeated lack of readiness.
If you have further questions please email me or Mrs. Thompson.  
Thank you for your consideration,
Mr. Hanson   

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Due Dates
Intro to Visual:

> 2/11: Five observation drawings- one from in-class, four as home work**these drawings should be no more than 20 minutes long using the guidelines given in class.

>2/11: Supplies for class work are due. *remember, this can receive a full grade once the supplies are in, but will stand as a zero until checked off.  If you are having problems getting supplies, please contact me.

Principles and Elements:
> 2/9: Artist Discovery Sheet. Students have been given a list of reference sources that should be safe to use for research.

> 2/11: Supplies for class work are due.

> Artist Discovery Presentations can be signed up for at any time before the first quarter- students will need to make 2 presentations per semester.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Start of the spring semester 2016

Welcome!  Students who are taking 7th grade Intro to Visual Arts or the Principles & Elements art class will be coming to Mr. Hanson (that's me) in room 122 down the elementary wing.  Here are a few points you will need to know:


>     I rely on Power School to relay grades and grade changes, whereas I use my blog to note changes in the class or updates and points that I need to get across to students and parents; so please check with this blog and with Power School regularly (and encourage your student to do so as well) to stay up on grades and changes to class policies or due dates.

 >    Students will be coming home with two things: a liability sheet that will need to be signed by both the parent and the student (in order to use the equipment for class), and a policy/procedure page that relates the standards for the class

>     Students will also need to purchase a few supplies for these classes and you can pull that right here off the blog (to the right under my picture it says "Pages"- and under that click on "7th&8th grade supply list.").  

>     *I have placed a small participation grade to having the supplies and the liability sheet turned in- due a week from the first day of class to ensure we can move forward quickly.  This is the one grade that I will give full points to if turned in late as I understand some supplies may not be as available as othersIf you are having any difficulties in procuring these supplies by the given date, please contact me A.S.A.P. to make appropriate arrangements.


Thank you and I hope you have an excellent school year!
Mr. Hanson

Monday, January 4, 2016

1/4-1/8 Class work and due dates

Intro to Visual:
> 8th of Jan.= Final extension of greek warships- parents note that this is a two part grade- one for the construction, one for the painting/staining and accessories(sail, oars, etc...)
>  12th of Jan.= Study Guide on Gothic Cathedrals/                                         **last study guide homework assignment for the semester.
> Start final project and catch up work on notebooks.

**A reminder that study guides will be considered notes for an Open Note Final Test in a few weeks.  Make sure study guides are complete even if students have been neglectful in turning in on time for an individual grade.

Principles and Elements:
** Note that we will no longer be doing artist discovery sheets for the rest of the semester- however, the final for this class will entail gathering research notes on an artist assigned from Mr. Hanson, bringing them to class on finals day, and use those to answer a series of essay style questions on the artist, much like the discovery sheets do.

> Presentations will continue until all students have participated a second time for this semester.